Learn about local gems

Staff from the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum will present a program on local geology and gemstone identification at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at The Jackson County Public Library.

Diane Aiello and Fred Plesner will display and discuss local specimens and also demonstrate geode splitting. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples they’d like identified.

The Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum is located in the old Franklin jail building. It is open to the public, hosts educational programs, and has specimens of fossils as well as rocks and gemstones on display.

For more information call 828.586.2016.

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